Maintaining Your Tummy Tuck Results from Parkway Plastic Surgery in Kalamazoo

A flat stomach is desired by most people, but is not always achievable through healthy diet, exercise, and other weight loss measures. In fact, there are many people who have a healthy body weight and normal proportions that have a stomach that is loose, protrudes, or sags. For these individuals, a tummy tuck may be what’s needed in order to reach their goals. In this post, Parkway Plastic Surgery will look at three of the things you should do to maintain your tummy tuck results.

Weight Gain

It’s no surprise that weight gain causes your skin to stretch. In fact, this is a common reason a tummy tuck is needed in the first place. Even with a tummy tuck where skin and fatty tissue is removed, the remaining skin can still stretch back out after surgery – especially in cases of major weight gain. This means that you will want to ensure you’re leading a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise.

Pregnancy

Oftentimes the reason one elects to have a tummy tuck is the change in their abdomen after pregnancy. This does not mean that you cannot get pregnant after having a tummy tuck, but it is highly recommended that you wait until after you’re done having children in order to not undo the positive results of your tummy tuck.

Smoking

If you’re a smoker, even before the surgery you will be advised to quit. Smoking is detrimental to your health in many ways and hinders one’s ability to heal and recover after a surgical procedure. While it may not directly impact the results of your tummy tuck, it does lead to premature aging.